GX International is a global expression of extreme skating, hip hop dancing, freestyle motor-cross, bmx, and djs. GX International started in 1997, and since then has toured in New Zealand, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Holland, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, India, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Fiji. The US. Team members come from all parts of the world to share their style and bring raw truth into the chaos of reality.
GX is a part of L3 International, a US based non-profit missions organization. The strategic mission of L3 can be summarized in three connected categories: World Evangelism, Relief, and Development. L3 annually holds up to 5 evangelistic festivals in some of the world’s least reached areas. L3 has also pioneered Home of Hope orphanage in northern Zambia where over 40 abandoned children have been taken in and given a future. Every year L3 organizes mission trips where believers from around the world travel to places like Zambia, Brazil, and other countries to share the love of God. L3 International also provides organization, oversight and opportunities for the GX team to minister in places such as Africa, India and Peru. Together this unique partnership is seeing the vision fulfilled and the nations reached with the Truth of Jesus Christ. This one organization functions as a single ministry, with two different departments, working together to take advantage of ministry opportunities worldwide.
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No. All team members and staff are volunteers.
GX staff members raise support to cover their monthly budgets through personal friends, churches, and other people that are excited about what they do.
If all parts of the application are sent in at the same time, your application should be processed within a couple weeks. Sometimes, however, the staff may all be on outreach so the application processing time may be a little longer. This will be communicated with the applicant.
No. Once you have applied and have been accepted you can tour as team space allows. If, however, you have not been on tour for 3 years, you will need to reapply.
Sending a video with park footage is better than one of only street footage.
Please include a piece showing any technical training you have as well as a piece with hip hop choreography. BBoys, please send a video of you dancing alone.
In order to become a full-time GX staff member, you need to have gone on at least two tours and completed a YWAM DTS.
GX does not require a certain time commitment in order to tour. However, if you feel like God has called you to be a part of GX, it is beneficial to try and commit at least 1 year to the ministry.
If you have already been on a tour, the Program Director for that tour will decide if you need to send in a new dance video or not.
GX strives to reach a professional level in all that we do. To come on as a dancer for GX, the staff needs to see that you are at the same level in dance that the program requires.
The ministry is based out of Kansas City, MO.
Tour dates vary year-to-year. Please check out the website for updated tour dates.
Team members are normally housed in homes of people from the local churches where the outreach is taking place.
The average tour is 4-6 weeks with a 10-14 day boot camp prior to the tour.
GX upholds a high standard of modesty on a day-to-day basis. For school assemblies and shows there will be costumes that are required for dancers and BBoys to wear.
The average would be at least 1-2 school assemblies per day, and 1-2 shows on the weekend.
Shows can be held in many different venues. We perform anywhere from churches, to high school gyms, to sports arenas.
All accommodations, food, and transport will be covered on each outreach and during bootcamp. Any extra personal expenses are each team members responsibility.
This will vary from tour to tour. The price will be communicated to each team member that is interested in the tour before it starts.
Female dancers should bring stage make-up, hair spray and anything they will need for styling hair for shows as well as dance clothes, regular clothes, plenty of socks, black shoes, white shoes, black leotards, black tights, and anything else that is communicated to them prior to the tour. Male dancers will need to bring dance clothes, black shoes, white shoes, and anything else that is communicated to them prior to the tour.
The Program Director will communicate prior to each outreach if you will need to bring any personal items for costume. Each dancer is required to bring their own black shoes, white shoes, leotards and tights for under costumes, and dance clothes for boot-camp.
Yes. Every performer is required to have health insurance in order to go on tour. If you do not have a personal health insurance plan, you will be able to purchase one through GX for the time you will be gone on outreach.
Dancing and skating are used as tools to preach the gospel. Our main focus is ministry. Apart from dancing and skating team members will participate in sharing personal testimonies, one-on-one evangelism opportunities and praying for people.
The GX Discipleship Training School (DTS) is designed to help you understand God more deeply, live more like Jesus and identify your unique gifts and purpose to use in missions. DTS is an intensive training course which begins with a 3 month lecture phase, followed by a 2-3 month outreach. DTS emphasizes cross-cultural exposure and global awareness, preparing students to answer the call to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19.
Usually there are around 10-15 students and 5-8 staff members.
There are some basic guidelines, which will be discussed at the start of the school.
The outreach is a GX style of outreach meaning there will be dance and skating combined with preaching the gospel. This will take place in parks, plazas, schools and auditoriums.
The DTS first phase is set up around a 5 day week of teaching and practice. The day usually starts with teaching in the mornings from a variety of teachers on different subjects. Afternoons are usually a time of dance or skate training. Evenings are normally reserved for team time, worship or study. Weekends are usually free, though each DTS may be scheduled a bit different.
The DTS cost (unless otherwise specified) includes all food, lodging, and transport as well as the cost of outreach and travel. It does not cover your airfare to the place where the dts is being held or return ticket. It also does not cover personal items, such as clothes, toiletries etc. or expenses for personal outings on your days off.
The cost is different for each DTS depending on the location of the lecture phase as well as the outreach.